October 1971 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 8 John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Oct 10 5th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Pride wins
  • Oct 10 Fenholt & Webber's musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 12 "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 711 performances

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Oct 14 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on "Dick Cavett Show"

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Oct 20 "Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death" opens at Barrymore for 325 per
  • Oct 21 "To Live Another Summer" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 173 performances
  • Oct 28 John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in NYC
  • Oct 31 "On the Town" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 65 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 2 Tiffany [Renee Darwich], rocker (I Think We're Alone Now), born in Norwalk, California
  • Oct 2 James Root, American guitarist (Slipknot)
  • Oct 3 Kevin Richardson, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • Oct 4 Friderika Bayer, Hungarian singer
  • Oct 7 Daniel Boucher, Québécois musician
  • Oct 10 Evgeny Kissin, Russian pianist
  • Oct 11 Petra Haden, American musician (The Rentals)
  • Oct 12 Ahn Jae Wook, South Korean actor, composer and singer
  • Oct 16 Chad Gray, American singer
  • Oct 17 Chris Kirkpatrick, American singer ('N Sync)
  • Oct 20 Dannii Minogue, Australian singer, sister of Kylie Minogue, born in Melbourne, Victoria

Person of interestSnoop Dogg

Oct 20 Snoop Dogg [Calvin Broadus], rapper (What's My Name, Gin & Juice), born in Long Beach, California

Rapper Snoop Dogg
Rapper
Snoop Dogg
  • Oct 21 Astrella Leitch, Celeste rocker, Donovan's daughter
  • Oct 21 Nick Oliveri, American musician
  • Oct 25 Midori [Gotō], Japanese-born American violinist, born in Osaka
  • Oct 25 Athena Chu, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • Oct 26 Anthony Rapp, American singer and actor, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Oct 30 Ahn Jae Wook, South Korean actor and singer

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 2 Bola de Nieve, Cuban singer, pianist, and songwriter (b. 1911)
  • Oct 3 Sean O Riada, composer, dies at 40
  • Oct 8 Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 12 Gene Vincent, rocker, dies of bleeding ulcers at 36
  • Oct 24 Carl Ruggles, US composer (Evocations), dies at 95
  • Oct 24 Fernand Quinet, Belgian composer/conductor (Guerre), dies at 73
  • Oct 28 Yves de La Casiniere, composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 29 Duane Allman, rock guitarist, dies in a motorcycle accident at 24
  • Oct 30 Osvald Chlubna, composer, dies at 78